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- List the steps of the water cycle.
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1. The Scientific Field of Meteorology
Thanks to meteorologists, we can plan for both short- and long-term weather events that affect our daily lives. But meteorology has been around a lot longer than the daily news, and this scientific field helps us better understand the world around us in a many ways.
2. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation
This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.
3. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle
Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.
4. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate
Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.
5. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning
In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.
6. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate
Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.
7. Creating Energy from Solar, Wind, and Water Sources
Much of what we do requires an energy supply. But where does this energy come from? Often we get it from natural sources, such as wind, water, and sunlight, and in this lesson, you'll learn how these can be converted to electricity for our everyday use.
8. Absolute Zero: Temperature & Definition
There is a limit to how cold matter can get. Learn more about what happens when the temperature gets down to absolute zero and cannot get any lower. Test your knowledge with quiz questions.
9. Doldrums: Definition & Location
Learn about the location of the doldrums and the mechanisms that create them. Understand how they are part of the general circulation of Earth and the importance of the doldrums on a global scale.
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